Padmāsana

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Padmasana, PadmAsana, Padmaasana


Padmāsana literally means ‘the lotus-posture’.

The padmāsana is a posture recommended in the works on Haṭhayoga for meditation. In this posture, one has to sit with both the legs crossed to resemble a full-bloomed lotus.[1] It is said to destroy all the diseases. Many images in temples, in the āsīna or sitting postures, are in the padmāsana pose.


References

  1. Lotus means padma.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math,

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